IN organising the open air witness in Belfast as a public witness against the Belfast Pride, I was struck by the surprising and unexpected similarities between the homosexual lobby and the rise of fascism in Germany.
Lest anyone consider this outrageous, consider the following.
First, the hijacking of political discourse where all opponents are incessantly branded in the most derogatory terms to the extent that evangelicals are treated with opprobrium.
Second, the emasculating of the media whereby journalists and reporters enthusiastically prove their loyalty by sneering, distorting or dismissing the wholly biblical and reasonable arguments of Christians.
Third, the annexing of State legislature to ensure that the new philosophy is explicitly submitted to with serious consequences for all who do not, such as demotion in the workplace, depriving Christians of business and financial penalties for refusal to comply – all designed to assist the headlong dash to remake society in their own hideous image.
Fourth, recruiting liberal churchmen in support to give a temporary veneer of moral legitimacy to their obnoxious ideology and to mask what is to come lest the hesitant refusal to fall into line.
Alongside this, the liberal churchmen are useful dupes for the need to rewrite the teaching of Scripture and the historic Christian faith to the satisfaction of the homosexual lobby in the same manner as they did for the nazis before the Second World War.
As Bonhoeffer so ably put it, the Church to be faithful must ‘put a spoke in the wheel’. The only question to be answered is, will the Church do so and how big a spoke can they make for the maximum effect?
Rev E T Kirkland